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Huguette Clark’s $300M estate battle: Deal reached that leaves nurse with nothing

Where there’s a $300 million will, there’s a way to make a deal. Lawyers in the nasty court battle over reclusive heiress Huguette Clark‘s $300 million estate officially made peace on Tuesday morning, just before the jury selection was set to resume. The 30-page agreement spares all sides the costs of what was expected to Keep Reading…

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Inheritance guardian sentenced for embezzlement (MS)

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A lawyer appointed to oversee the inheritance of a civil rights leader’s grandson has been sentenced in Mississippi to serve 30 years in prison for using hundreds of thousands of dollars for himself. Attorney Michael Brown was sentenced Aug. 29 in Rankin County to 40 years, with 10 suspended, on two Keep Reading…

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Fight over Sherman Hemsley’s residuals still raging after eight years

Sherman Hemsley might finally be buried, but a long-running dispute over who is entitled to the late actor’s residuals survives and was the subject of a ruling on Monday by a California appeals court. The actor best known for playing George Jefferson on All in the Family and The Jeffersons, died of lung cancer at Keep Reading…

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Susan ‘Liz’ Van Note faces a second murder charge (MO)

A Lee’s Summit lawyer previously accused in the 2010 death of her father now faces a second murder charge in the killing of her father’s girlfriend. Susan “Liz” Van Note, 45, was charged Tuesday in Camden County, Mo., with two counts of first-degree murder and forgery, according to court records. She initially had been charged Keep Reading…

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C.A. denies bid to force arbitration over Hemsley residuals (CA)

A long-running dispute over ownership of residuals earned by actor Sherman Hemsley is not ripe for arbitration, the Court of Appeal for this district has ruled. Div. One Monday affirmed a lower court ruling denying David Pullman’s motion to compel arbitration of a lawsuit brought by William Little. Little sued Pullman in July 2005, seeking Keep Reading…

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